Pascal CAMPAGNE, CEO of FDC, founded Oregin (ORganization of European Gnss equipment and service INdustries) in February 1999. Quickly, the organization is the victim of its own success.
The organization is fast growing and, given Oregin free membership, its coordination becomes difficult to manage.
In 2001, Oregin has more than 50 member companies and the meeting organization becomes too complex.
Mr Alain BORIES, from Thales Group at that time, is the father of Galileo Services initiative and has been its chairman from 2002 to 2005. In 2001, he launches the idea to create a non-profit making organization - funded through annual membership fees - able to provide improved services to members. The idea is immediately adopted by eight Oregin members, the eight Founding members of Galileo Services: Eutelsat, FDC, Hispasat, Indra, Kongsberg Seatex, Septentrio, Telespazio, and Thales. In 2002 Galileo Services is born. Oregin is then transformed into a wide electronic network coordinated by Pascal CAMPAGNE. Oregin and Galileo Services evolve independently until 2009.